Professional Wood Shingle Roofing Contractors Serving the Hartford, CT Area
Benefits of Wood Shingles:
- Natural, historic look
- Lifespan: 20-50 years (depending on the integrity of the wood and how it's treated)
With an organic look and feel and rich background, wood shingle roofs are gaining popularity among high-end custom homes. They have the ability to blend with the surrounding environment and are made from a natural, renewable material. The most common species of trees used to create wood shingles are Red Cedar, Eastern White Cedar, and Yellow Cedar. In addition, there are composite shingles available, which are made to look like Cedar.
Wood shingles are sawn from logs, and usually measure about one-half-inch thick (thinner than wooden shakes). Wood shingles do require professional installation. For, if workmanship is poor, the lifespan of the roofing system can be significantly stunted.
When installing wood shingle roofs, J.J. Landerman Roofing Company will use an open sheathing system, which allows air to flow in and around the boards to reduce moisture buildup and moss growth. In addition, our roofing contractors will use only strong stainless steel nails so that they do not rust and break over time. Using poorer quality materials can cause the shingles to come loose and leaks to develop.
People interested in a wood shingle roofing system should also know that wood shingles roofs need to be periodically washed and sealed. People who live in regions prone to wildfires will also need to have their wood roofing system treated with a fire retardant.
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